Clarence Seedorf has named defender Michael Ngadeu Ngadjui as new captain of the Indomitable Lions on Friday ahead of their Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Comoros slated for Saturday.
Cameroon coach had promised to ring changes to the team upon his appointment last month and he has just succeeded one.
The choice of the Slavia Prague player was least expected in Cameroon as Vincent Aboubakar had been an able skipper with much support from fans and the FA.
Asked why he dropped the Porto striker, Seedorf said it was part of the reforms he is bringing to the outfit and that more surprises should be expected.
Ngadjui joined Cameroon team in 2016 while Aboubakar has been on board since 2010.
Seedorf is being assisted by fellow countryman Patrick Kluivert. Both men will have their baptism of fire as national team coaches when the Lions face Les Coelacantes in Mitsamiouli on Saturday.
Cameroon are leaders of Group B tied on three points with Malawi while Comoros and Morocco are yet to claim a point.